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Mill Steel Co. named as a West Michigan 2016 Best & Brightest Company to Work For!
April 14, 2016 7:58

Mill Steel Company has been awarded as one of West Michigan’s 2016 Best & Brightest Companies to work for by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This award is presented to more than 100 West Michigan organizations that are recognized for their best practices in human resources and a commitment to employee enrichment. This is Mill Steel’s 12th year receiving this recognition!

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power,” commented Jennifer Kluge, president of MBPA. “Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward.”

This year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For will be honored on May 5th in Grand Rapids at the JW Marriott. The region’s winners will also compete for 12 elite awards and a Best of the Best Overall award, which will be presented during the annual symposium.

Thank you to all the associates that completed a survey this year – it was their feedback that got us this recognition!

 
Mill Steel Co. Named a Finalist in Platts Global Metals Awards
April 14, 2016 12:00

For the third year in a row, Mill Steel has been announced as a finalist in the Platts Global Metals Awards! This program recognizes companies from around the world in over a dozen categories, which highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership, and superior performance across the entire industry. Mill Steel was recognized in the Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year category. The finalists are judged by an independent panel of international experts, with a background and experience in regulation, corporate leadership, trading, and technology. Winners will be revealed on May 19th at a black tie event in London.

The Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year award recognizes service providers that add value to their links in the commodities chain on a daily basis, by offering superior customer service, consistently meeting quality targets and delivery deadlines and exhibiting a commitment to both safety and the bottom line. Among key characteristics, judges will also value inventory turns that significantly outpace those of their peers.

 
Mill Steel Co. Names Commercial Executive Pam Heglund as President
April 13, 2016 12:00

Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, is very pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned sales leader and commercial partner, Pam Heglund to President. This advancement makes Heglund the first female president of a steel service center this size. Pam’s fifteen year industry tenure, and five years as vice president of sales and partner, have propelled her to this career milestone.

This appointment keeps pace with the company’s growth and strategic development under the leadership and direction of David Samrick, CEO and Chairman.

In April of 2014, Mill Steel opened its largest facility to-date in Jeffersonville, IN. The company has experienced consistent double digit growth throughout the last decade. In January 2016, Mill Steel continued their expansion with yet another acquisition in Anderson, IN, adding to their geographical footprint and increasing service capabilities.

“This type of growth was anticipated with our aggressive sales strategy. Pam played an integral part in positioning Mill Steel as an industry leader and building the robust book of business we have today. I have no doubt her expert leadership will remain constant in the new position, and this progressive transition will be seamless,” said Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Eric Lambert.

For Heglund, steel was the path unsought, but meant to be. In the summer of 2000, Pam became Mill Steel’s first intern as she finished up her business management degree at Grand Valley State University – and so began her path in the steel industry.

As the family’s third generation steel leader, Pam continues to carry Mill Steel’s legacy forward with the same integrity and guiding values as her grandfather, Harry S. Samrick, and uncle, David S. Samrick. Alongside fellow partners – Carl Quenneville, SVP and CCO; Eric Lambert, SVP, CFO, and COO; Joe Poot, VP Purchasing; and Rob Vella, VP Operations – the team of partners and associates will continue to execute further growth for the company.

“This appointment is very meaningful for me,” said David. “I’ve watched Pam grow up in the steel industry and have always had great confidence in her decisions. She has my father’s gift as a commercial leader and it became very clear that steel truly is in her blood.”

Pam is quick to give credit to her fellow partner group. She recognizes a large portion of her success has come from their mentorship throughout her career.

Carl Quenneville comments, “One of my greatest pleasures at Mill Steel has been to work alongside Pam and observe the development of her skills with the goal of delighting our customers. Pam is a natural talent and her commercial leadership skills are the product of 15 years of listening and responding to our customers’ needs. Pam’s commitment to our people first culture and her keen grasp of our customers’ needs, position her uniquely to usher our company into the next 50 plus years of growth.”